VITA Technologies E-letter - December 2015

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E-letter December 2015
Software-Defined Radio Handbook (11th Edition)
By Rodger Hosking, Pentek, Inc.
SDR has revolutionized electronic systems for a variety of applications including communications, data acquisition and signal processing.
Flying high in 2015
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
Editorial Director Jerry Gipper recaps some highlights of advancements in VITA technology this year and outlines VSO goals for 2016.
VITA Standards Organization activity updates
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
The September VITA Standards Organization (VSO) meeting was held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This update is based on the results of that meeting. Mercury Systems hosted a fabulous evening boat tour of the harbor. Fall was in the air, and the leaves were starting to turn into their wonderful autumn colors.
Business barometer: 2016 trend predictions
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
It's that time of year again to stick out my neck and make predictions for 2016. The pace of embedded technology for critical embedded systems moves quite slowly, often taking years to advance very far. For this reason it takes a special breed of company to be patient and stay the course. Because the trends I discuss span over many years, providing an update might seem a bit repetitive, but some things have changed and new developments have emerged. I will try to point out some of those that I have observed this past year and forecast how these will play out in the industry in the year ahead.
VNX: Extending VPX into small form factor systems
By Bill Ripley and Wayne McGee, Creative Electronic Systems
The VNX VITA 74 specification is substantially derived from the VPX and OpenVPX standards and adapts the technology to a smaller form factor. System designers looking to utilize the specification can gain from examining the evolution of VNX as well as observing the various Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) comparisons between VPX and VNX.
Benchmarking SBC functional density
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
Many companies tout the functional density of their single board computer (SBC) products, often stating that they have the highest functional density within a class of product. But what does this mean? How do you measure functional density? While performance can be measured with industry-accepted benchmarks, similar benchmarks for functional density do not exist.
SECTION: Sister Publication Article
Military Embedded Systems magazine
The purpose of standards in building a thriving technology community
By Steve Gudknecht, Elma Electronic
Electronics manufacturers are expected to possess a certain level of design competency and level of industry knowledge, serving as a resource to their customers. If you aren't prepared to deliver products using the latest standards within your customers' industries, you're at a large disadvantage.
SECTION: New Products
Highland Technology
16-channel VME RTD/resistance input module
New VME SBC with Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor
Innovative Integration
New Single Board computer with HPC FMC IO Sites
Combines Zynq Z7045 SoC with FMC IO module in a compact, stand alone design
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One-stop comprehensive solution … From the idea to the complete product
Aitech Defense Systems
5th Gen Intel Core i7 Delivers Performance Enhancement in New Rugged 3U VPX SBC
Excalibur Systems
Intelligent test and simulation board for interfacing with an Avionics Ethernet network
Eleven standard development systems reduce ttm
Alphi Technology Corporation
Rugged, Small, Lightweight, Ethernet, FPGA-Based Multi-Function I/O Controller
TEWS Technologies
Reconfigurable FPGA PMC with 64 TTL I/O / 32 Differential I/O
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Themis Computer
Themis NanoPAK Small Form Factor Computer
Elma Electronic
Rugged Mission System with High Capacity NAS Array
Behlman’s new VPXtra™IQ DC to DC power supplies: The world’s highest power plus highly intelligent communication, measurement and control capabilities
Advance your VMEbus System with Acromag's Next Gen SBC
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